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How Proust Changed Our Minds

Introduction:
Adam Gopnik, Critic at Large, The New Yorker

Speaker:
Alain de Botton, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and a leader of London's The School of Life

Alain de Botton celebrates the centenary of the publication of the first volume of Marcel Proust's masterpiece In Search of Lost Time with a lecture on the story and ultimate spell cast by a book publication that, baffling to so many on its first appearance, has improbably become one of the most beloved books of our time.

Europe was on the verge of committing suicide; Africa burst into Western consciousness; technology was on a dizzying trajectory; music was losing its grip on tonality, slipping loudly into entropy. Two monumental works were premiered within eight months of each other: Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

To put this striking period into context—and perhaps find parallels with our own time—Met Museum Presents offers a series of conversations and concerts.

Part of the series "1913: The World Implodes."

Recorded October 16, 2013

Lectures and Panels (149)

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Lost Kingdoms Symposium, Part 1
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 8
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 7
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 6
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 5
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 4
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 3
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 2
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Ink Art Symposium, Part 1
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My Met—Keith Christiansen
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Masterworks from the Met
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Africa and the West
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Why New Art Mattered
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TEDxMet: Andrew Bolton
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TEDxMet: Navina Najat Haidar
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TEDxMet: Negin Farsad
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TEDxMet: Kyle Abraham
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TEDxMet: James Nares
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TEDxMet: Meredith Monk
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TEDxMet: Jeff Rosenheim
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TEDxMet: Nicolai Ouroussoff
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TEDxMet: Eric R. Kandel, MD
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TEDxMet: Bill T. Jones
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TEDxMet: Melanie Holcomb
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TEDxMet: Maira Kalman
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TEDxMet: Luke Syson
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TEDxMet: Sō Percussion
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TEDxMet: Lorna Simpson
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TEDxMet: Elizabeth Streb
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TEDxMet: Andrew Solomon
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The Art of Making Chintz
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Journey to the Copper Age
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Performance by Dan Zhu
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The Cloisters: Part Four
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The Cloisters: Part Three
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The Cloisters: Part Two
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The Cloisters: Part One
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Eros, God of Love
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The Arts of the Book
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Revealing the Original
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Iraq Now! Sunday at the Met
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